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obama and the executive order. i have to do another column. [laughter] and try to bring the point home again. but, you know, it's not my job to run your movement or put your message out for you. t your job. and it's important the people who are involved in this be able to the late great tim in northbound y used to after a speech say what is the bumper sticker? if there is one thing that the right has achieved, better than the left, left liberal progressives, of recent years it's the bumper sticker award. being able to change the conversation, for example, the death tax. it used to be called the estate tax. not the death tax. how we can get president obama to act on that. and i want to start with alvin, if you had any thoughts on that. >> i don't you know, i believe the president has spoken on tha. what is happening. that is the problem in congress. when the president put that sign around his neck, standing besides me acknowledge that he was a man. and he acknowledged that if it wasn't for the stand that we took in '68, he wouldn't be president today. so i believe if we get together and
in particular to their rick publication. he said, if president obama was right and unemployment was what it was an up 14%, he said that blacks and members of the congressional black caucus would be marching around the white house. he said but, and he was almost laughing. it seemed like they were joking. you know, the president knows we will give deference to him. you would give him a break in some new words. you tell me how that body is not a relevant. if he actually demands that they are not holding president obama accountable to the same standards as previous presidents because of the color of the skin . unemployment is the highest it has been for black americans since 1984 almost. almost double the national average of about 7%. and to me you and i have spoken about problems plaguing blacks. going back to the 60's. we have a problem. a lot -- on seeing a trend of babies being born out of wedlock. where are we today? why is it that members of the congressional black caucus, black representatives to congress, why aren't they looking at policies to empower blacks and prevent this from hap
obama and things about michelle obama. >> here is some video of mitt .omney that you will recognize everybody will recognize it. i will ask what you think of this kind of thing -- of what this kind of thing does to the whole discussion. [video clip] >> 47% of americans don't pay income tax. >> it came from "mother jones," a left of center magazine. jimmy facilitated with carter's grandson, filmed by the bartender. good or bad for the system? and should he have gotten as bad a wrap on saying what he said? i don't like it and i don't think a lot of people like it, when politicians appear to be saying one thing in public settings and another thing in private settings to wealthy donors. i think that is why this video is so popular. voters don't like when they think they're being lied to or if a politician is trying to swindle them. and what mitt romney said was not quite what he was saying on the campaign trail here in and that is -- campaign trail. and that is why it was so popular. i think mitt romney deserves the criticism that he received for that comment. portrayed a large portion
enemies. especially now with the drone warfare going on under mr. president obama which is much worse than under bush. which i never expected. i think we are creating new enemy for the future. >> host: what can you think of president obama getting nobel peace prize? >> guest: i said it before in public. i'm not going to have a problem saying it again. i don't think it was his problem, so to speak. i think the committee made a gross error of judgment. he had not done anything to, you know, to deserve it at that point in time. and the terms of nobel are quite clear that it should go to a person -- in any given here has done, you know, great service to disengage armies or as held global peace conference to bring about change. president obama had done nothing at that time. in fact, he was engaged in two wars, which i thought no matter what he had done. if you are sitting head of state engaged in war how can you get the nobel peace prize? when he came out of the white house and said that he didn't think he deserved it, i was ready to clap. i thought that was really outstanding. i would have cla
don't know mrs. obama very well. newell other ones i enough, i guess. >> and the reason would be that want to talk about the white house? >> either that or they asked me event a talk to some that they were having or that kind of thing. intimacy. have never been "of" an administration. i'm with the white house historical association or on my of coming in ort as a person helping where i can. historical association associated with the white house officially? -- no, no. the white house historical independent.is it does publications. it assumes the interpreting to american house to the people who is a long -- has a long history. jefferson first opened the white in april of 1801. had to be shown as the people's house. project that 200 years. there's a lot they want to know. and particularly the kennedy administration they introduced it in such a way. hat's when the association was founded. what the association does with the websites and the films and books is interpret the white house to the american people. and simple nonprofit job. >> a couple of quick questions. the reaction of
obama getting elected. the internet -- really it was the first campaign that was fully acted out in cyberspace. politico with this new force. in a sense tim russert's death left a vacuum in this space where there was this real anarchy with new media coming in. the country was uncertain. in a sense, the center had not really been replaced sense tim died. for a lot of reasons i go into in the book, tim was a consummate washington figure and also a consummate american figure. >> how can one man be acquainted with all the stars? >> meet the press was the one place where politicians had to go to prove their mettle. you had someone like sarah palin bursting on the scene two before tim's death, you sort of wonder if he had lived, would they have let her anywhere near him? tim was the unquestioned authority of sunday morning, but also needing to prove your mettle. i do not think anyone has come along since. >> you write about his son. why? >> luke russert is interesting. he is sort of a prince. he gave an incredibly moving eulogy at his father's funeral. looks was funny. a lot of people
know the first year -- it's either going to be romney's first year or obama, you know in the last thing he'll never run for re-election again. we won't have to worry about it. this is going to be their window cut the budget in some significant way or at least have an outline for cutting the budget and reform the tax system in some kind of significant way. the question is, will it be the big picture we forms we need or is it going to be a 12-month solution? but they're going to have to do something that is going -- i hate to say that. >> host: everybody? >> guest: darn near. it may be that -- and, you know, if you up -- hurt the upper income people? i think so. the only reason i hesitate probably at the bottom of the income scale care will be taken to make sure they are not hurt. >> host: what would you say to somebody -- listening to the candidates and promise that you elect me and everything will be fine. >> guest: yeah. >> host: that happened, what four years ago? two years ago? >> guest: and i
to read. mitt romney was popular in the election. things about obama and mile-an-hourle obama, certain people attract their readers and they want to read those stories. >> video of mitt romney that you'll recognize. everybody will recognize. i want to ask you what this kind of thing does to the whole discussion. >> 47% of americans pay no income tax. you'll be out there talking about tax cuts for the rich. every four years. so my job is not to worry about those people -- i'll never be. they should take responsibility for their lives. >> video -- came from mother jones, a lest of center magazine. it was recorded by the bartender and facilitated with jimmy cart carter's grandson to david korn. good or bad for the system? should he got as bad a wrap as he should have. >> a lot of people don't like it. that's why it's so popular when politicians appear to be saying one thing and another thing to private settings to wealthy donors. that's why this video was so popular. voters don't like if they think they're being lied to or a politician is trying to swindle them. i think mitt romney deserv
first ladies have you met since then? >> all of them. i do not know mrs. obama very well. the other ones i have known well enough. talk to you to about the white house. toeither that, or they want do a talk. there is no intimacy. i was never and have never been --and it ministration administration. going in as a person doing research. >> you are associated with the white house officially? >> the white house historical association is independent. publications and assumes the responsibility of interpreting the white house to the american people. jefferson opened the white house and it has to be shown as the people's house. there are a lot that people want to know. especially, about the kde association. that is when the association was founded. with the association does is interpret the white house to the american people. pure and simple nonprofit job. your reaction to the white house stopping towards? if they have to protect the president, they have to stop the doors. i will tell you, no president wants to stop that. i have to protect the president. usthe obama have not shown any of their
. in 2008, i was assigned to the inauguration of president obama. time, president-elect obama. i made a few television appearances than because i was one of the main reporters. >> so people would know, this was four pages, which in a newspaper devoted to this on sunday, july 14, how can people find it want to read your whole story? washingtonposted.com and write in jeffrey thompson or you can look for it -- there is a bookmark menu at the top of the page. if you put on that, my story will appear. >> the school recap everything we have talked about. we will look at this video and it is about 2.5 minutes. [video clip] ago, they are a june fenti and vincent gray faced each other in d.c.'s recent thestreet. -- fenty raised $5 million to hold onto estate. benson gray raised only $1.2 million. shortly after he took office in brown, who also had run for mayor, said he was paid and promised a job in return for fenty in the papers. they also discovered a shadow campaign. more than $653,000 was spent and never reported on grey's behalf. man wasy, just one behind that money. jeffrey thompson. who move
obama. at the time, president-elect obama. i made a few appearances because reporters f the covering the inauguration. > so people that don't read "the washington post," this is four pages in a newspaper sunday, to this on a july 14. how can you find it if i want to read your whole story? to "washington post".com. write in jeffrey thompson or investigations, you i call it there's a a book mark menu at the top of if you click on it, the story will appear. recap.s is a we're going to look at this ideo and it's about 2 1/2 minutes. >> three years ago, mayor adrian fenti and council chairman vincent gray faced each other in one of the most contentious and expensive elections in d.c.'s history. fenty raised nearly $5 million his seat. the vincent gray won $1.2 million ut he won as an affable and effective chairman. he beat fenty. 2011, ray took office in sulaiman brown, who had run for mayor, told "the washington he was paid and promised a job in exchange for disparaging fenty in the election. federal investigators soon discovered that much of brown's story was true. they uncovered a big
? >> guest: he felt that i was that i didn't like richard nixon, and he held up president obama's nomination for the new -- he put a hold, which you can do in the senate because of me. which he admitted because the united states -- the nominee met with senator lamar alexander. who complained ability me to him. david fairy was his name. he did not ask david too fire me. he wanted to raise his concern. and to david's credit, he didn't ask me to change what i was doing. >> host: he worked for richard nixon campaign. he worked in the white house. >> guest: what happened i interviewed william who was the head of the congressional office. he didn't like the interview. >> tim monos. i interviewed lamar alexander. there was no trouble. i think i interviewed particular al ?arnd 2007. he enjoyed the interviewed. i interviewed tim monos in 2009. he didn't like it. he was in a sense the rabbi, if you will. am saturday's rabbi in washington or god father. tim tim mines i think timmons asked him to do this. >> host: bud went to prison. usually the story he tells us about the photograph of elvis in the ova
, i was assigned to the inauguration of president obama. at the time, president-elect obama. i made a few television appearancesbecause i was one of the main reporters. >> so people would know, this was four pages, which in a newspaper devoted to this on sunday, july 14, how can people find it want to read your whole story? >> go to washingtonpost.com and write in jeffrey thompson or you can look for investigation -- there is a bookmark menu at the if you click on. that, my story will -- will be peer. >> this will be cap everything we were talking about two and a half minutes. [video clip] >> three years ago, mayor adrian fendi and council chairman vincent gray faced each other in one of the most contentious and expensive elections in d.c.'s recent history. fenty raised $5 million to hold onto his seat. vincent gray raised only $1.2 million. but he won the public over as an affable and effective chairman. fenty. fancy -- shortly after he took office in 2011, brown, who also had run for mayor, said he was paid and promised a job in return for disparaging fenty in the papers. -- durin
cynical. and you have these i'd listic change machines like the obama, 2008 campaign that cesc -- very successful campaign. hope and change, very, very powerfully delivered and daftly by the then senator. they were not going to take -- they were not going to opt out of the campaign finance system in 2008. they started to raise all kinds of money, they opted out. they said they were not going work with the super ppacs. they said when they were getting outgunned, they said we're going to work with super pacs. they said we're not going to have lobbyists in the white house. this exception and this exception. and any number of never minds that this administration, any number of former senators will just sort of exercise like your recurring get out of jail free card. and it wears you down. and i say that as a journalist but also as someone who would like to think better of people when they say they're going to do certain things. >> what did you think of government when you were at the university of michigan? civics, government? >> i didn't study it. i didn't -- i've always had a very -- grow
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